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The DevOps Game: Explore the Phoenix Project 10 years later

Rivedi il webinar del 3 marzo 2021

The DevOps Game: Explore the Phoenix Project 10 years later

If you’re familiar with The Phoenix Project, chances are you know Bill Palmer, Erik Reid, and their journey to keep Parts Unlimited afloat, despite complexities and constraints within the organization. Ten years later, it’s time to check in with Parts Unlimited after its phoenix-style rise to success. 

Join distinguished authors Kevin Behr and John Willis as they step directly into the shoes of Bill and Eric in this 3-part episodic series. Kevin, acting as Bill Palmer, and John, acting as Erik Reid will have a lively and entertaining discussion with other characters from The Phoenix Project as they are forced to adapt and transform to streamline interdepartmental communications and deliver business outcomes for Parts Unlimited.

The invisible constraints of the cloud

Many enterprises turn to a cloud-first strategy to become more cost-efficient—including Parts Unlimited. Join VP of IT Operations, Bill Palmer; Board Member, Erik Reid; and Director of IT Service Support, Patty McKee as they seek to understand their CEO's new cloud-first strategy.

How can a technical organization be so confused with this simple sounding strategy? Join our DevOps experts as they discuss:

  • Why cloud is not an effective strategy.
  • How "re-commoning" and a "platform as interface" can improve technical debt.
  • How to start building the foundations for true hybridity, in-house.

Live-event date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET

Identifying and assessing unseen resource constraints

Like most enterprises, Parts Unlimited has limitations when it comes to budgeting and staffing. Lead Engineer Brent Geller knows how to do everything, he is responsive to everyone, and generally the most helpful individual in the room. In this episode, we sit down with the trio as they break down the resource constraints and skills gap of their CEO's cloud-first strategy.

How can they effectively scale their resources and free up fellow team members? Join our DevOps experts as they discuss:

  • How cloud-first affects the operating level of the organization. 
  • 5 steps of constraint management. 
  • Unplanned work—how to cope with the silent killer. 
  • How to "clone Brent" as the first step to learning.

Live-event date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET

See DevSecOps and automated governance as a proactive strategy

DevOps increased how quickly you can deliver new features to the market. However, new opportunities mean new challenges—this is where DevSecOps comes into play. Join Erik and Bill as they meet with Sarah Moulton, Parts Unlimited's SVP of Retail Operations, who urges them to find a balance between classic IT governance, risk, and compliance.

Join our DevOps experts as they discuss:

  • What DevSecOps is, and why it’s important.
  • Understanding adversaries and using a proactive strategy.
  • How automated governance can help assure trusted delivery of software and services.

Live-event date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET


Kevin Behr (playing the role of Bill Palmer)

Global Senior Director, Global Transformation Office; co-author, The Phoenix Project, Red Hat

Bringing 30+ years of technology and management experience, Kevin Behr joined the Red Hat Global Transformation Office in the fall of  2019  while celebrating the 10th anniversary of DevOps Days in Ghent, Belgium. Prior to Red Hat, Kevin was the Co-Founder, General Manager and Chief Science Officer of PraxisFlow, a consultancy focused on addressing the complex problems inherent in transforming large IT organizations and creating better flow through cross-functional alignment. A serial CIO and CTO in both public and private companies, he is also the author and co-author of 6 IT management books, including The Phoenix Project and The Visible Ops Handbook, and he's often looked to as a visionary in balancing sustainable technological growth that serves human learning and organizational improvement processes.

John Willis (playing the role of Erik Reid)

Senior Director, Global Transformation Office, Red Hat

John Willis is Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in February 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in fall of 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He also has held past executive roles at Chef and Canonical. He was one of the earliest cloud advocates and is considered one of the founders of the Devops movement. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks. John is also the co-author of the Devops Handbook and Beyond the Phoenix Project along with author Gene Kim.

Sasha Rosenbaum (playing the role of Patty McKee)

Senior Manager, Managed OpenShift Black Belts (MOBB), Red Hat

Sasha Rosenbaum is a Senior Manager on the Managed OpenShift Black Belt (MOBB) team at Red Hat, where she is helping enterprise customers successfully migrate to managed OpenShift on customers’ favorite public cloud. In her career, Sasha has worked in development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. She is an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, a Chair of DeliveryConf, and a published author.

Ben Mosior (playing the role of Brent Geller)

Principal, Hired Thought

Ben Mosior is your friendly methodology whisperer, developing innovative new methods into everyday tools and facilitating learning experiences for teams and communities. Through Hired Thought, Ben shares decision-making and sensemaking approaches oriented around collective knowledge creation. To democratize access to strategic thinking methods, he operates and runs regular events to inform and uplift new practitioners. Ben's goal in work and life is to do his part to enable purposeful systems to flourish. He podcasts for joy and teaches for hope.

Shannon Lietz (playing the role of Sarah Moulton)

Director Adversary Mgmt. & Threat Intelligence, Intuit, Inc.

Shannon Lietz is an award-winning innovator with more than 2 decades of experience pursuing advanced security defenses and next-generation security solutions. Shannon is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit and is responsible for setting and driving the company’s DevSecOps and cloud security strategy, roadmap, and implementation in support of corporate innovation. She operates a 24x7 DevSecOps team that specializes in adversary management. Prior to Intuit, she worked for ServiceNow and was responsible for the cloud security engineering efforts and Sony  the implementation of a new, secure datacenter. Shannon has significant experience leading crisis management, large-scale security breaches and restoration of services for several Fortune 500 companies. She has previous experience as a founder a metrics company, leading major initiatives for hosting providers as a Master Security Architect, developing security software and consulting for many Fortune 500 companies globally.